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Various Artists - The Blues - Volumes 1-5 (Pye International R&B Series) (1963-65)

Mercifully, my sense of order (so offended by the missing fourth volume and the change in art direction for the latter in the series ) did not overwhelm my sense of pleasure at the purchase this weekend, for one pound each, of these excellent compendia of top-drawer 1950s blues. 53 more words

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Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest: Sylva

Serious contender for album of the year.

There is a lot to say about this group. I first encountered them while surfing through recommended videos on Youtube and through the sheer power of a mouse click, I was thrown into a world of the cleanest and most refreshing jazz I have ever heard. 749 more words

Jazz

Hundredth - Free

After turning in a more than decent showing with While She Sleeps and Cancer Bats on the road earlier this year, it is fair to say that the cache of South Carolina five piece Hundredth has hit an all time high on these shores. 248 more words

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Krept & Konan – The Long Way Home (Deluxe Edition) – 2015 (iTunes) 103 more words

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Dank Music, Brah #9

1. Untethered Moon – Built to Spill

Cute cats, awkwardly placed letters, and a cosmic lettering. What could go wrong? Well, Untethered Moon manages to answer that question through any sort of vocal  1,050 more words

Writing

Rock of ages

At a recent dinner with friends, the opinion came up again that aging rock bands should just give it up, already, by age 60. This is a pretty popular opinion, with a long history (starting with the rock stars themselves, who once viewed anyone over 30 with suspicion). 975 more words

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EP Review: Antecedence by F.O.E.S

Liverpudlian quartet F.O.E.S release their highly anticipated second EP Antecedence on 10th July via new UK independent rock label Crooked Noise Records. Where their 2014 debut… 290 more words

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